NDP Gov’t is no longer fit to serve- Claude O. Skelton-Cline
Speaking on the show Spotlight on JTV Channel 55 with host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka on April 18, 2017 Mr Skelton-Cline said he believes there is need for a new party or group to take the Virgin Islands forward.
“This Government has seemingly done everything to walk over, trample upon, cast to the side its own people. The challenge that I have with this government, who I supported, who I stood on the stage with in 2010 and ran with, when it comes to their own people they seem to have no respect, for their own people, their own people’s competencies, and their own people’s character,” the former Ports Boss said.
Mr Skelton-Cline contested the Second District seat in the 2011 General Elections on the NDP ticket but was defeated by J. Alvin Christopher.
Following the 2015 General Elections; however, Mr Skelton-Cline filed a lawsuit against the National Democratic Party Government after his contract as Managing Director of the BVIPA was not renewed, although he was allegedly given the assurance it would have been.
NDP not serving us
Meanwhile, host of the show Mr Smith disagreed that changing the Government was the way to go as he believed that no matter which Government is in power there will also be a few who will have influence over it for their own agenda.
Mr Skelton-Cline; however, believes that with a different mindset for country and a genuine desire to see the territory go in the right direction, a new party can be the answer.
Noting that there are many brilliant minds in the Virgin Islands, Mr Skelton-Cline made an appeal to persons who wish to serve their country to come forward.
“My challenge and my disgust and disappointment with this government is the blatant disregard and disrespect it seems to have for its own people. That’s why I think they are no longer fit to serve, because the truth of the matter is They are not serving us. They are serving everybody else’s interests except the people who went in their poll booth and put an X to their name and voted them in that spot. That’s my concern,” Mr Skelton-Cline concluded.